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The signs that your immune system might be low, and what you can do about it

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    Why do we want to watch disaster films in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic?

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    Selma Blair’s unfailing optimism in the face of her MS pain is inspiring her followers

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    “After I was told I had incurable cancer, I went back to work”

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Avoid holiday illness in four easy steps - and no, it doesn't involve Dettol wipes

We've got the low down on Naomi Campbell's in-flight cleaning routine

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Chloe Gray
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Selma Blair on the five little words that reframed how she saw her MS diagnosis

“Mommy’s not sick. Mommy’s brave.”

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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People

What it’s really like to live with a stoma, according to one young woman who has one

"I have a bag of poo attached to me at all times"

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Megan Murray
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Actor Selma Blair reveals battle with multiple sclerosis

The Cruel Intentions star shares her condition in a moving Instagram post

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Anna Brech
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Mycoplasma genitalium: everything you need to know about the STI superbug

Because of misdiagnosis, the sexually transmitted disease has built up a worrying resistance to antibiotics

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This new beer is brewed specially for breast cancer patients

The taste was developed to appeal to the palates of women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

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Moya Crockett
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People

FKA Twigs shares how surgery knocked her “confidence as a woman”

The singer doubted if her "body would ever feel the same again."

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Megan Murray
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Visible Women

She broke the Atlantic rowing record – months after having a tumour removed

Kiko Matthews became the fastest woman ever to row solo across the Atlantic, despite recently having gone through neurosurgery

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Moya Crockett
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Life

This woman texted a wrong number – and something amazing happened

If only all wrong number stories were as heartwarming as this

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Emily Reynolds
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Life

Signs and symptoms of septicaemia blood poisoning

A recent episode of Call The Midwife has brought the infection to the nation's attention

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Megan Murray
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Life

Teen uses graduation photoshoot to raise awareness of alopecia

“Madisyn has had a positive attitude about the loss of her hair since day one”

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Helen Booth
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“Why are women so prone to cyberchondria?”

Lucy Mangan on why we must resist the urge to google our symptoms

Life

We all need to be aware of this little-known symptom of ovarian cancer

Only 1% of women know this common symptom of ovarian cancer

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Megan Murray
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People

Lady Gaga gets real about chronic pain to help others feel less alone

She’s taking a break from music “for some healing”

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Amy Swales
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Life

Bad period pains? You should be getting checked for endometriosis

Doctors are finally being warned to take period pain seriously

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Moya Crockett
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Life

We should talk about how endometriosis affect men, insists researcher

Jane Keany’s research sparked a backlash

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Moya Crockett
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People

Ebola fighter named Person of the Year dies in childbirth

“The one-year-old, the newborn, they will grow up never remembering their mother's face.”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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People

Lena Dunham talks about painful endometriosis battle in podcast

“I felt like I’d done something terribly wrong just by wanting to feel better”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Oncology nurse pens apology to patients after own cancer diagnosis

“I’m so sorry – I didn’t get it”

Life

Why you should write your goodbye letters now, before it’s too late

Doctors are encouraging us to write ‘goodbye letters’ to our loved ones while we’re healthy

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Kayleigh Dray
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